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My New Nighttime Skincare Routine

Since turning 30, my skin and I have been at odds. From annoying breakouts to fine lines becoming a bit more prominent, I was struggling to find products that worked for me. Earlier this year I had a facial and as much as I would love to have regular facials, that just isn't in the cards, so I needed to find something that would provide me with similar results. I went from only using cleanser & moisturizer to feeling like I needed an arsenal of beauty products to keep everything pesky about my skin at bay! I've been so happy with my skin recently that I wanted to share the products that have been working for me, hoping I didn't just jinx myself! The best part is feeling happy about going makeup free more often now! 
Alanna Mitchell Skincare, vitamin c, nighttime oil, serum for the face, vichy moisturizer
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This entire routine takes me 5 minutes or less - I add in a 10 minute mask once a week, usually on Sunday night's when I have a bit more time! Just as an FYI, my skin is normal to dry - depending on the time of year. Three out of the four products I'm currently using are from the Alana Mitchell Skincare Line. The company reached out and asked me if I wanted to try some of their new products and I was hopeful that this "something new" would be what my skin was craving! The entire line consists of these three products, plus vitamin C moisturizer that I use every morning, a masque and two cleansing pods. Something I've never done is used skincare products from the same line - my M.O. has always been using what I have on hand - basically mixing and matching skincare products. Using all these products together could definitely be attributing to seeing results so there must be something to that! 
Alanna Mitchell Skincare, vitamin c, nighttime oil, serum for the face, vichy moisturizer
  • Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser || This is probably my favorite part of my routine! This cleanser is amazing at removing all of my makeup and even my eye makeup with mascara still on! It smells so good and the pumpkin extracts make this pretty perfect for fall, even though I will be using it year round! I used to loathe removing my makeup after events, but I actually look forward to it now because I know that I don't need an eye makeup remover, cleanser and about a dozen cotton balls to get everything off! A little goes a long way (2-3 pumps is all you need) and I've never had an issue with skin irritation. It doesn't have an over powering smell and is natural, organic, & paraben-free and artificial fragrance-free.
  • Night Facial Oil || After I pat my skin dry from the cleanser I add the facial oil from the same line. I have seen a slight difference in the appearance of some dark spots and attribute it to the retinol in the facial oil. Using 2-3 drops from the applicator I'm able to use it all over my face and neck - there is a bit of an orange tint to it which scared me at first because I thought it would stain my face, but thankfully it absorbs without any color. There is a light citrus scent, but not overpowering & 11 different oils. What I love about facial oils in general is that it's not the final product before going to bed - you can add a moisturizer and eye cream to complete the nighttime routine or you can simply use the oil and still get the results you want. I have found that other oils can be a bit greasy, but that's not the texture you get with this! 
  • Anti-Aging Eye Cream || I actually use the eye cream both in the morning and at night! I mostly use eye cream preventative - trying my best to keep the crows feet at bay for as long as possible. Using it before putting on my makeup helps to keep the concealer from creasing and makes my under eye area appear even brighter!
  • Vichy Idealia Moisturizer || This cream smells amazing! I prefer a heavier cream at night because I want it to really work magic on my skin! When I wake up I can actually feel the hydration from the moisturizer on my skin - it leaves my skin feeling bright and really rejuvenated after working 8 hours in the night. I really like that it has blueberry extracts - those antioxidants work magic! I made a blueberry face mask last year and this reminds me of that without having to remove it after 10 minutes!  You can get 20%off this on Amazon with the code 20GLOWVICHY through 10/10/2017. 
The few minutes that it takes to go through this routine is actually really relaxing before bed. A little hand cream and chapstick and I'm ready to go! I had a post idea for reducing the appearance of dark circles with makeup, let me know if that's something you'd be interested in seeing! What does your nighttime skin routine consist of? Do you favor one product over others? 
Although this post is not sponsored by Alana Mitchell, I was sent complimentary products to test out and all opinions are my own. 

47 comments

  1. I love seeing other people night skin routine and the products that work for them. Did someone say pumpkin cleanser? Well, you know I'd love that, lol! And no wonder you have such gorgeous skin!

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  2. My skin has been giving me fits, too, so this post comes at the perfect time!

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  3. I use my eye cream both morning and night! I think it's made a little bit of a difference but it was more preventative than anything. I probably need to up my nighttime routine to a few more products!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  4. I'm so into skincare and I love reading what other people do as their routine! Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine | http://oneswainkycouple.com/2017/10/hiking-through-colorado.html

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  5. These products sound amazing and definitely worth checking out especially if you have been loving the results.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. A pumpkin cleanser??!?!?! Sign me up! I love that it gets all the eye makeup off, that is always my pet peeve about a lot of cleansers as well. I will definitely check out Alanna Mitchell, thanks for the introduction the products look amazing!

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  7. I have to try that cleanser in my next Amazon order. It's amazing how much skin changes in our 30's, I cannot keep up with it. How do we find a way to have facials regularly because that would be life changing!

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  8. Love the idea of a pumpkin cleanser! Sounds so good! I need it!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  9. I am definitely going to have to check out that cleanser! I hate getting all my eye makeup off and I swear I almost always miss some mascara but that stuff sounds amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. When i got tp my thirties my skin became crazy as well. Retinol helped big time--- just a dab. Great routine!

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  11. Oh I love hearing other people's skincare routines. That foaming pumpkin cleanser sounds great, I need to try it out!

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  12. I haven't switched up my cleanser in years but I'm SUPER intrigued by this pumpkin one! I also HAVE to recommend the Caudalie Serums. I didn't start using it until recently (I've tried the radiance and the hydrating ones) and they are AMAZING--they have seriously changed my skin!

    Rosy Outlook

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  13. Love reading about skincare routines, it's where you find some new wonderful products!

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  14. I'd be interested in trying the pumpkin cleanser, anything that takes makeup off really well, I'm in too! I'm a mix and matcher when it comes to skincare products as well. Eye cream is my #1 product that I've been religious with since I was 19 (thanks grandma!). I would love to see how makeup can help with those pesky dark circles though too!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  15. I've been trying to get better about a nighttime routine and you've inspired me a little! i typically just take my eye makeup off with a wipe and then done. lazy to the max haha. i think my face always feels better after a cleanser though - and that pumpkin one sounds amazing!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  16. I'm not familiar with these brands, but I've really liked other vitamin c products that I've tried in the past. It sounds like you have a great routine down and the eye cream sounds so nice!

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  17. Well here's what I've learned today - if you use it, its worth it bc your skin is always radiant! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. You'd think at 45 I'd have some sort of skin care routine... I'm still just a soap/water, rinse girl. That's awful. No wonder my skin is a mess

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  19. You always look flawless girlie! I need one of everything you're having, especially that foaming pumpkin cleanser <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. Oh I want to try that pumpkin cleanser! I've been obsessed with Oil Obsessed cleanser from Bare Minerals for a year and I love how easily it takes off makeup, you feel so refreshed! And retinol is my best friend!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  21. Oh I need to try that pumpkin cleanser. I'm all about good skin care. It makes a huge difference. You do have beautiful skin.

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  22. I love seeing other people's beauty routines!! My skin has changed so much the past year, I'm in the midst of figuring out a new skincare routine for myself too. It must be something about nearing 30!
    Kelsey
    www.kelseypeacock.com

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  23. I have never heard of this line, but I will have to check it out. I am pretty much set with my morning routine...but I am always changing up my nightly cleanser/makeup remover and that pumpkin cleanser sounds fabulous! I still haven't found my holy grail eye cream yet either...so I need to check that out!

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  24. I really love to read posts about skin care. Going to check out these products. Ive never tried Allana Mitchell

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  25. curious about your cleanser! That sounds interesting.

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  26. It really does suck getting older! That pumpkin cleanser sounds amazing though, and I love that it doesn't take you that long in the evenings for your routine either!

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  27. That foaming pumpkin cleanser sounds fabulous! I've heard great things about Vichy and really want to try it out!

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  28. That foaming pumpkin cleanser sounds amazing! I just added it to my wish list... might have to try it!

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  29. The whole line sounds great, but wow does that pumpkin cleanser really sound impressive!

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  30. This cleanser sounds wonderful, I need to check out this line.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  31. This foaming cleanser sound just right up my alley.

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  32. After meeting you in person I can tell you that what you are doing is working because your skin is beautiful! I need to try that cleanser for sure, sounds perfect.

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  33. A good skincare routine makes all the difference in feeling good and confident! I’m so happy you finally found products that work for you, these seem great!

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  34. I love having my nightly skin routine and often use rose oil after deep cleaning my face and it leaves my skin feeling baby smooth the next morning. I haven't tried any of these products but the pumpkin cleanser amazing as does the Vichy Idealia Moisturizer.

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  35. I need to try that pumpkin cleanser! I've finally gotten in a good nighttime routine but am always looking for new things!

    Zelle | Southern Style

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  36. I too am starting to see some lines deepen on my face and I'm starting to freak out! The pumpkin cleanser sounds so nice! An eye cream is a must! I need to also try out facial oils and I tend to stay away from them since I have combo oily skin.

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  37. I've had to get more serious about my skincare routine too. It's hard to see signs of aging! I really like that the cleanser removes even mascara, I loathe those raccoon eyes that feel
    Impossible to fully get off!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  38. Ive been trying to get better with skincare! I need that pumpkin cleanser! Sounds amazing!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. I need to start a routine, especially with winter coming. I am just so lazy in the evening.

    xoxo Falasha
    Bite My Fashion


    Instagram| Bloglovin'| Facebook

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  40. What a great review, Biana! I have a face oil that I use at night and it's my favorite step too! That's good to know this one isn't greasy. And that pumpkin face cleanser sounds amazing and perfect for this time of the year!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  41. Looks like you are using a lot of great products! Love this post!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  42. my skin has definitely gotten a bit worse since i turned 30 as well. i have tried a nighttime skincare routine but i haven't got it set in stone and i don't love all the products, so i'm always looking for more! i do love facial oils though, they just feel so good. i need all the eye cream i can get lol so i'll be checking that one out!

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  43. I am so interested in the pumpkin make up remover. I love the idea of not scrubbing my eyes to get all the make up off!

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  44. I've never heard of Alana Mitchell before, so thanks for sharing their products here! That pumpkin cleanser sounds so good, I'll have to check it out since I'm just about finished with the one I've been using. I've never tired anything with pumpkin before and what better time to try it than fall ;) Also, I've never thought of applying my nighttime eye cream during the day to help prevent my concealer from creasing, I'll have to try that! Thanks for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  45. I love reading about new skincare products- definitely a bit skincare addicted after turning 30 too :)
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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